clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

YouTube is reportedly letting more people live-stream from their mobile

New, 2 comments

The company is said to be dropping a requirement that users have more than 1,000 subscribers

iPad YouTube

YouTube is making it easier for users to start live-streaming on mobile devices. According to a report from Android Police, the video site is dropping a requirement that means users have to have more than 1,000 subscribers before they “Go Live” via a phone or tablet. The company previously dropped this subscriber-count requirement down to 1,000 from 10,000 in April.

The change hasn’t yet been confirmed by YouTube or Google and doesn’t appear to be showing up for everyone, but will likely roll out over the coming days. It’s important to note also that this doesn’t meant just anyone can start live-streaming from a mobile device — you’ll still need to have a verified channel and no live stream restrictions in the last 90 days to qualify.

The option to live-stream with no subscribers isn’t available to everyone right now, but should be rolling out soon.
Image credit: AndroidPolice

UPDATE: A YouTube spokesperson reached out to The Verge to say the report from Android Police was incorrect. “We've been experimenting and expanding mobile live streaming for almost a year now. However, it is still only available to a relatively small subset of users.”